Parking in the City: An Example of Limited Resource Sharing

P. Seba

2010, v.16, №4, 793-802

ABSTRACT

During the attempt to park a car in the city the drivers have to share limited resources (the available roadside). We show that this fact leads to a predictable distribution of the distances between the cars that depends on the length of the street segment used for the collective parking. We demonstrate in addition that the individual parking maneuver is guided by generic psychophysical perceptual correlates. Both predictions are compared with the actual parking data collected in the city of Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic).

Keywords: parking process,distances between cars distribution

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